Compact preview of resources in FusionForge

I’ve been working on the ‘compactpreview’ plugin (in FusionForge’s SVN trunk), in order to support some javascript popups that can be used to display some “compact preview” of users and projects.

As can be see in the screencast below (also here) there are 2 types of compact preview popups :

  • those for local resources of the forge, that are displayed directly, as queried by the JS code on the /users/ or /projects/ pages with a specific “application/x-fusionforge-compact+html“content-type (required in the Accept HTTP header).
  • those compatible with the OSLC compact preview specifications, that can be displayed, should any other application want to display a compact preview. Again, these are served with content-negociation for “application/x-oslc-compact+xml“, which returns a short RDF document, which points to a script of the forge in charge of rendering the HTML compact preview.

The latter is demonstrated in the screencast, for display of popups for remote projects linked to a fusionforge project with the ‘extsubproj‘ plugin I already blogged about.

This code is still new, but will hopefully extend to other forge resources.

In the meantime, I’d be glad to see other forges implement similar mechanisms.

OAuth support in FusionForge, and the forge can tweets

We have been working in the frame of COCLICO on implementing support of the OAuth protocol, both as an OAuth provider/server (for instance for the needs of authentication to the OSLC server‘s Web Services), and an OAuth consumer/client.

That OAuth consumer has been put to work in order to connect to twitter’s API, so that the forge is now able to push news to tweeter and other IM services.

OAuth will, beyond twitter, allow the forge to interoperate with other web services supporting connections on behalf of users, instead of using fake accounts, or storing passwords in the databases.

All these are committed in FusionForge’s SVN trunk.

New paper “Introducing OSLC, an open standard for interoperability of open source development tools”

We’ll be presenting at ICSSEA 2011 in november, our paper “Introducing OSLC, an open standard for interoperability of open source development tools“, which recaps of some efforts we conducted in COCLICO.

Authors: Olivier BERGER, Sabri LABBENE, Madhumita DHAR, Christian BAC

Abstract: In the COCLICO project, efforts have been made to improve interoperability of software development forges, to help integrate them better in the modern software quality process of organizations. In order to improve such interoperability, implementation of the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) specifications has been conducted (in particular the Change Management domain specifications). The OSLC-compatible open source adapters we have developed for the Jenkins Continuous Integration server and the FusionForge bugtrackers, have been integrated in a Web mashup, allowing to demonstrate the interoperability potential of OSLC-CM in a continuous integration use case. Even though deployment of OSLC is still limited for open source tools in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) field, we believe it will offer great benefits and potential, for new complex and difficult problems, in particular for large scale bug tracking applications.

Keywords: ALM, standard, interoperability, OSLC, OSLC-CM, FusionForge, Jenkins, open source, free software

Intervention au prochain séminaire IRILL : Bug tracking à grande échelle et interopérabilité des outils de développement dans l’écosystème FLOSS

Je suis intervenu au séminaire Logiciel Libre et Programmation de l’IRILL, le jeudi 09/06 à 15h45.

Titre de l’exposé : Bug tracking à grande échelle et interopérabilité des outils de développement dans l’écosystème FLOSS

Résumé :

L’écosystème du logiciel libre (FLOSS) est caractérisé par un développement extrèmement décentralisé, avec de multiples canaux de production et de distribution décorellés, et des processus d’assurance qualité qui doivent donc prendre en compte ces aspects.

Dans cet ensemble de processus d’Assurance Qualité, nous détailerons le volet du suivi des rapports de bugs, en présentant quelques pistes de standardisation et des mécanismes d’interopérabilité (comme le standard OSLC).

Il reste encore de nombreux efforts d’implémentation à conduire, mais avec un espoir concret à lé clé de permettre la réalisation de nouveaux outils, basés sur l’approche Linked Data, permettant un suivi des rapports de bugs à grande échelle.

Toutes les informations concernant ce séminaire sont sur :

Update : les transparents de l’intervention sont en ligne (PDF 4 Mo).

Lecture “OSLC : open standard for interoperability of open source ALM tools” on may 11 at Solutions Linux

We’ll be speaking at Solutions Linux (in Paris, France) on May 11 (15h10 – 15h40), about “OSLC : open standard for interoperability of open source ALM tools”, where we’ll present some results of work conducted in the frame of the COCLICO project, around OSLC.

The more the merrier 🙂

More details here: Program of the Cloud / Virtualisation / Interoperability conferences.

Update 2011/05/11 : slides (in french) uploaded. The screencast of Jenkins and FusionForge integration through OSLC-CM delegated creation dialog (AJAX mashup) also online.

See my french blog post for more details.